Development site in the Northeast Atlanta Industrial Corridor for sale

JLL is brokering the ±85-acre site on behalf of Diligent Investment Group 

February 17, 2020

ATLANTA, February 17, 2020 – JLL Capital Markets has been selected by Atlanta-based Diligent Investment Group to exclusively market for sale Commerce Exchange, an ±85-acre development site entitled for industrial and commercial uses along Interstate 85 in the northern Atlanta-area community of Commerce, Georgia.

The Commerce Exchange opportunity comprises ±49 acres zoned for industrial uses and 35 acres zoned for commercial uses. Recently, a specialty restaurant supplier closed on a 21.47-acre portion of the site, which, prior to this sale, totaled ±105 acres. The purchaser plans to construct a 150,000-square-foot distribution facility that will be expandable up to 200,000 square feet.  

Located at 1050 Steve B. Tanger Boulevard next to the Tanger Outlets, the land site is approximately 55 miles from downtown Atlanta, has 2,100 linear feet of frontage along Interstate 85 and immediate access to the interstate, which serves as the industrial backbone of the Southeast. Commerce Exchange is proximate to the SK Innovation site, which, upon completion, will be a two million-square-foot supply factory expected to be a $1.67 billion investment. Additionally, tenants will have access to major Atlanta-area transportation channels, including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest operations airport in the world since 2005, and three major railways, CSX, Norfolk Southern and BNSF.

The JLL Capital Markets team marketing the property on behalf of the seller is being led by Senior Director Jamie Smithson and Analyst Conor Welton.

“Commerce Exchange is a prime opportunity to capture unique supplier and user demand orbiting the nearby SK Innovations facility,” Smithson said. “Additionally, merchant capital and developers can seize a competitive speed-to-market for medium-footprint product while capturing the market’s shift from bulk distribution in the I-85 North submarket.”

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About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $18.0 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 93,000 as of December 31, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

About Diligent Investment Group

Diligent Investment Group ("DIG") is a private investment firm that specializes in providing creative liquidity solutions to owners of a wide range of commercial property types. Visit the Commerce Exchange website for more information.